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LoHud Yankees chat begins at 1 p.m.

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44 Responses to “LoHud Yankees chat begins at 1 p.m.”

  1. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    JackCurryYES Burnett is fighting a cold. “I can’t hear, I can’t breathe and I can barely see. Other than that, I should be all right.”

    JackCurryYES While Burnett was being playful about how he feels, it will be interesting to see how much he heals b4 Sat.

  2. Joe from Long Island March 30th, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    So, if AJ takes decongestants and antihistamines to combat his cold, will he be guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs?

  3. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    stuckey – This isn’t baseball Darwin-ism we’re discussing. I have a problem with equating strides in medical science to drug usage. Do you really see them as the same thing?

  4. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Full disclosure: I support recreational drug usage. And I’m not even being snarky lol.

  5. SAS March 30th, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Does anyone know Granderson’s status for tomorrow?

  6. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Not yet SAS. We probably won’t hear anything ’til later this afternoon.

  7. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Oh man I forgot there was a chat…

    Allllllll byyyyyyy myyyyyyyyselffffff (with SAS) alllllll byyyyyy myyyyyyself.

  8. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    “I have a problem with equating strides in medical science to drug usage. Do you really see them as the same thing?”

    Did you mean illegal drug usage?

    Aren’t new drugs one of the most prolific arenas if the advancement of medical science?

    The difference in cortisone and a steroid is what exactly?

  9. Mell March 30th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    “Does anyone know Granderson’s status for tomorrow?”

    Single…..and half heartedly looking?

  10. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    “So, if AJ takes decongestants and antihistamines to combat his cold, will he be guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs?”

    I wouldn’t use the work “guilty” due to implication, but in principle the answer to your question is yes.

    I am not at all saying there are not “degrees” that should not be observed. My point is we demonize some things and look the other way on others.

    Again, to shift the relative argument to an area more palpable, in principle explain me to the difference creating a drug that enhances the human body’s ability to perform physical tasks, and performing surgery and then drugs to do the same?

  11. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    stuckey – You’re right, I can’t argue with that. But then I really think every athlete should be pumped up. At least I’d be getting more bang for my buck. Cause I’ve really never concerned myself with how players stack up from generation to generation, thats just a fans game to play. I look at professional athletes the way I do everything/everyone else I’m entertained by, as clowns. They are very highly paid clowns, here for the amusement and entertainment of us, the adoring public. So maybe instead of being anti-steroids I’ll change my position to be in support of full fledged bionic players. And again, I’m really not being snarky, I just feel like if I’m paying to be entertained, I might as well be REALLY entertained.

  12. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    JackCurryYES As expected, Gardner will leadoff and Jeter will bat 2d on Opening Day

    JackCurryYES Girardi said its 2 early 2 tell if AJ’s head cold will impact Sat’s start. Gardner is also fighting a cold

  13. SAS March 30th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you Erin.

  14. Erica in NY March 30th, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Oh man I forgot there was a chat…

    Allllllll byyyyyyy myyyyyyyyselffffff (with SAS) alllllll byyyyyy myyyyyyself.

    *****************

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnymore

  15. Erin March 30th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    YankeesPR Yankees Joe also announces Luis Ayala has made the team, he will wear #38

  16. tyanksfan36 March 30th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I am stuck with no access to the chat as well. Also without Flash I cannot tell if my new computer has shipped yet. Its a cruel world.

    I wouldn’t call decongestants and antihistimines any sort of performance enhancing drugs. Those can make him throw the ball the right way and not get flustered if he hits someone or give up a home run.

  17. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    thanks for the GTLU hint Erin :)

  18. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Shame, fair enough.

    “Cause I’ve really never concerned myself with how players stack up from generation to generation, thats just a fans game to play.”

    Exactly. And the MLB record books have forever been altered by medical science, in a multitude of ways.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    From Chad’s chat:

    “Pitchers seemed to rave about Rothschild this spring. He helped Hughes learn a slider in a week, he worked with Chamberlain’s slightly altered mechanics and he seems to have really formed a bond with Burnett. A.J. talked several times about not feeling the need to think and worry on the mound, because he’d grown to trust that Rothschild would notice if he was doing something wrong and needed to make a change. Wednesday March 30, 2011 1:24″

    St. Lawrence. :) Told ya he was the real deal!

  20. Ys Guy March 30th, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    thank god ST is over. people are just becoming waaaaaay too attached to the minor leaguers and invitees. this guy wants vazquez up to take ab’s away from tex and arod.

  21. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    stuckey – I felt I had to point that out because I know for a lot of people the crux of the argument over steroids is sorta based around how the numbers hold up, etc. Those things never concerned me because of the very reasons you mentioned.

    I’ve just always felt that with the spotlight comes the heat… And I think the heat, in this case, is well deserved, regardless of one’s view of necessary medication/medical procedures vs. elective enhancements.

  22. Erica in NY March 30th, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Y’s Guy-

    And then in the games when Girardi rests Jeter & A-Rod and plays younger guys.. someone will complain they are automatic outs and Girardi isn’t trying to win the game.

    You can’t win

  23. Rich in NJ March 30th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    “JackCurryYES While Burnett was being playful about how he feels, it will be interesting to see how much he heals b4 Sat.”

    Really? I think it’s a mortal lock that he’ll play.

  24. pat March 30th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    MetsWFAN Castillo released by Phillies. These things happen.

    My dream of a Castillo walk off against the Mets dies…… for now.

  25. LGY March 30th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    They should legalize roids, but put an age regulation on it Luke booze

  26. upstate kate March 30th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I am thinking that AJ can’t wait to get back out there after last season. And who would believe he was the pitcher who had no walks this ST?

  27. Betsy March 30th, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Gammons may love the Sox, but he is not anti-Yankee and absolutely nothing he said yesterday could be construed that way. He said both teams had their flaws, that a scout he talked to said he picked the Yanks to win the division and he thinks that the difference between the two teams could come down to AJ and Beckett.

  28. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Maybe we should just give all the players Four Locos before the games…

  29. Tom in N.J. March 30th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Does Luke booze give you the force?

  30. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    “regardless of one’s view of necessary medication/medical procedures vs. elective enhancements.”

    Sham, the problem with “necessary medication/medical procedures” is the absolutely relativity of “necessary”.

    And Tommy John surgery DOES involve replacing a ligament with a stronger one. It’s enhancement any way you want to slice it (pardon the pun).

  31. Betsy March 30th, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Phil had already had a slider – and wasn’t this new pitch more of a cutter, with just hint of slider? If I recall, Phil picked the cutter up pretty quickly……

  32. Shame Spencer March 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    stuckey – I know what you mean but you’re just arguing semantics here. If a guy tears a ligament in his elbow, he can’t pitch. He needs it fixed. That is a necessary procedure. You could of course argue the guy could get a different job and it isn’t necessary in the sense that he would drop dead if he didn’t fix it, but by all means for a pitcher who tears a tendon in his elbow, in order to keep his job, its necessary.

  33. Jerzz March 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    ESPN predictions:

    45 experts were polled. All had Red Sox winning division. 33 have Red Sox winning WS (42 have the Sox in the WS total, 7 have them losing).

    Only 1 picked the Yankees to make the WS, but lose to the Braves. 33 have the Yankees making the playoffs (all as the WC).

    SI Predictions:

    12 experts were polled. 11 had Red Sox winning division. 9 had Sox winning AL (5 winning WS winners).

    0 had Yankees winning AL. 9 have the Yanks making the playoffs (8 as WC).

    FOX Sports:

    only had Rosenthal do predictions – who picked Sox to win WS and win division. Yanks as WC.

    CBS Sports:

    8 experts were polled. 7 had Red Sox winning division. All 8 had Sox winning AL, 7 winning the WS.

    7 of 8 had the Yanks in the playoffs (6 as the WC, 1 as division). 0 had the Yanks representing the AL in WS.

    NY Post:

    7 experts polled. 6 had Red Sox winning division. 5 had Sox winning the AL, 3 winning the WS.

    2 had Yankees in WS, 1 winning it. 6 of 7 had Yankees in playoffs, all as WC.

    TOTAL: 73 experts polled. 70 picked Sox to win division. 65 had them in WS (49 winning it).

    Only 3 of 73 had Yankees winning division. 56 of 73 had Yankees in playoffs. 3 of 73 had Yankees in WS, only 1 winning it.

  34. Betsy March 30th, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Friday is going to be rainy – they’ll get tomorrow’s game in most likely, but Friday isn’t looking so hot (and either are Monday/Tuesday)

  35. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    “They should legalize roids, but put an age regulation on it Luke booze.

    LGY, I’m personally an advocate of letting any person we deem of adult age do whatever the hell they want to themselves, and simply stiffen the penalties for anyone committing a crime onto another under the influence of their drug of choice.

    The instantaneous boon to society would be immeasurable.

    Also fine with league like the ML’s making whatever the hell rules they like. If they want to make steroids against the rules, fine by me.

    i just have an issue with the misplaced indignation over it.

    And no, I’m not trying to create a distraction so no one notices I am officially wrong about Gardner… :-)

  36. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I cant wait for Roger to clear his name. A great man and role model, go Clemens!

  37. blake March 30th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Stuckey,

    Im not one of these people that thinks if you took steroids you should be banned from the HOF forever by any means…. but I think there is a gray area between that and what you’re talking about where the answer lies.
    —-

    Wait so Boston won the offseason again?….I thought they just replaced two good players with two slightly better players…..

  38. Irreverent Discourse March 30th, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    He needs it fixed.

    This is incorrect.

    He “needs” to find a new job.

    He “wants” to have it fixed so he can keep doing his old job.

  39. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Let Boston wilt under the pressure of being the favorites…

  40. stuckey99 March 30th, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    “If a guy tears a ligament in his elbow, he can’t pitch. He needs it fixed. That is a necessary procedure. You could of course argue the guy could get a different job and it isn’t necessary in the sense that he would drop dead if he didn’t fix it, but by all means for a pitcher who tears a tendon in his elbow, in order to keep his job, its necessary.”

    Shame, it’s semantics to a degree. But what about the career minor leaguer who doesn’t do any one thing well enough and was an unlikely candidate to make the majors, but steriods increased his power or fastball enough to finally get there? He needed it to get and keep the job?

    Where do we draw the line? Different set of rules for a guy who MADE the majors on his own assumed natural ability and then suffers an injury that will never allow him to perform up to his pre-injury ability?

    And how bout non-catastrophic injuries? I mean I don’t think most people know cortisone IS a steriod. Cortisone isn’t the dividing line between being physically able and unable to pitch, it’s the difference between a level of performance and pain.

  41. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    “Jerzz March 30th, 2011 at 1:47 pm ”

    YAWN! I’m stunned ESPN’s experts would be picking the Sux. Stunned.

  42. mick March 30th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Why don’t some of you clowns get into the above chat ?

  43. trisha - true pinstriped blue March 30th, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    “i just have an issue with the misplaced indignation over it. ”

    ?????

    What exactly is the misplaced indignation to which you refer?

  44. BeholdArNo March 30th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    huh?

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